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  • v. Alternative form of dehumanize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. deprive of human qualities
  • v. make mechanical or routine


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  • Countries have always attempted to 'dehumanise' opponents see WWII cartoon depictions of 'the hun' in a war in an attempt to make brutal realities somewhat more palettable - in a front line standoff, this is fine - shoot anything that moves 'over there'.

    A Big Stick and a Small Carrot

  • He told the TRC's amnesty committee in Pretoria that he had often told staff who worked under him that the best way of dealing with enemy targets was to "dehumanise" them.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Corporations dehumanise the people they absorb for profits.

    Drugs, Fish, & General Depression

  • And I think that there are already plenty of pejoratives available to cis (non-trans) people to marginalise and dehumanise us, without handing them further ammunition.

    A rose by any other name

  • Until he does that, you feel that sermons in St Paul's are only going to dehumanise him more.

    Brown delivers his G20 sermon

  • It is difficult to believe that the Taliban brand of Islam can dehumanise a person to such an extent - making him insensitive to even the sublimest of art form ….

    What Will Happen to Ancient Art in the Taliban’s Swat?

  • As we have become a grossly unequal country, we demonise and dehumanise the poor to salve our soiled consciences.

    Johann Hari: Am I Sick To Love Horror Movies?

  • Religion makes anyone outside the community as not deserving the same in-community treatment and morality, and very, very often can dehumanise anyone who is different, which leads too many followers of religion to disregard their inherent morality and conscience and bring harm to others.

    Being Good without God. | Mind on Fire

  • Some African-Americans, apparently, do not mind calling each other or being called words that were used to demean and dehumanise their race.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » How Private Property Saved the Pilgrims

  • Mine is that I am a living breathing XX chromosome life form, with a personality and a history and a life that I will personally defend from other peoples' attempts to diminish or dehumanise with everything I've got.

    A Hell of a Ride


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